Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M-100 8R-GMC,
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Date:Saturday 8 November 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M-100
Owner/operator:Trans Guyana Airways
Registration: 8R-GMC
MSN: SH.1959
Year of manufacture:1978
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Ogle Airport (OGL) -   Guyana
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Georgetown-Ogle International Airport (OGL/SYGO)
Destination airport:Ekereku Airport (EKE)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Skyvan took off from Ogle Airport's runway 24 at 10:59 for a charter flight to Ekereku. One minute after takeoff, the pilot declared an emergency and reported that he was forced to crash-land into the cane-fields bordering E-Block Sophia and Lamaha Springs. The plane hit a ridge and then skidded approximately 100 feet from the point of impact, before coming to rest on an uncultivated piece of land. Preliminary investigation revealed that the no. 2 engine had failed.


Guyana Chronicle


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